British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

'mild symptoms'

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street, London
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March 27, 2020 - 7:39am

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The 55-year-old Johnson made the announcement Friday morning on Twitter.

"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," Johnson tweeted. "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives."